Only played in the first half and was beaten by two excellent goals.
Attacked with purpose, but left inexcusable gaps at the back that Argentina gleefully exploited time and time again. Became almost painful to watch.
Was no match for Di Maria and Lamela, getting torn apart more than once by the Albiceleste.
Lost sight of Aguero for the opener and was often hung up to dry by the rest of the back four.
Really never got into stride, as he picked up an early knock that eventually lead to his withdrawal.
Offered more protection on his flank than Durm, working hard to close down space, but he was still beaten easily.
Displayed an accomplished first touch and ball control on occasion, and won the ball a lot to start counterattacks.
Did not hesitate to shoot when given the opportunity, but was thwarted each time. Could have been involved more in the buildup.
His passing was typically exemplary, and he created a handful of chances. However, he could have paid more attention defensively.
His pace only occasionally came to the fore, but he still was on hand to poke home a scrappy consolation.
Three chances, three misses. Dreadfully rusty on the night, and it was no coincidence that German improved after his departure.
Made three excellent saves to deny sure-fire goals, but one dreadful piece of handling allowed Germany to score.
Twice, he gave the ball away terribly in his own half and was lucky not to be punished.
Occasionally linked well with the man ahead of him and was diligent defensively.
His link up play was superb as he set up Di Maria for the fourth goal. Another great showing for the Man City man.
A towering header put Argentina further ahead and though he was unlucky to deflect in a shot, his accomplished defensive showing otherwise made up for it.
Recovered what looked like a hopeless situation more than once as he often had to clean up his teammates' midfield mistakes. More evidence that he should exclusively play in midfield.
An unforgivable turnover outside his own box led to one of Germany's best chances of the game.
Coughed up the ball regularly in midfield as he was uncomfortable when closely pressed.
Á. di María
As good as it gets on an international level. Three world-class assists, one equally special goal and a relentless drive to cause problems. Superb.
A clinical finish early on broke the deadlock, and he always looked to get into goalscoring positions.
Not heavily involved, but came up trumps with the highlight of the evening, a delicious first-time sidefooted volley to make it 2-0.
His first two touches were to pick the ball out of the back of his own net.
Added some spark to the German attack, and his deflected shot headed in for the second.
Added nothing to his side's attacking cause.
Little movement and not much space for him to shoot. Recipe for mediocrity.